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  • CH3 A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES HOUSTON, UPON HIS RETIREMENT -   After 36 years of extraordinary service to Queens Centers for Progress, Executive Director Charles Houston has retired. The indelible trail that Charlie leaves will always be remembered.   Thank you, Charlie, for your dedication to the mission of QCP. Your respect for the people we serve has taught us to work with  compassion,  hopefulness,  ...
  • ffp1 FOOTSTEPS FOR PROGRESS -   The  44th  Annual  Community  Walk,  Footsteps  for Progress,  brought  250  walkers  and  50  runners to  the  finish  line  on  April  1,  2017.  A  5K  run  was combined with the event, held in collaboration with St.  John’s  University.  This  annual  tradition,  much supported in the community, raised $33,000 to help QCP support children and adults ...
  • marathon1 TEAM QCP RUNS TO RAISE FUNDS - A  team  of  fifteen  runners  are committed to getting in shape and  raising  funds  for  QCP. Runners  are  training  for  the TCS  New  York  City  Marathon and  the  42nd  Marine  Corps Marathon  in  Washington,  DC!    Over  $125,000  has  been raised  since  TEAM QCP  was  created  in 2011,    thanks  to  the dedicated runners.   Interested ...
  • stjohns achilles2 DAY HAB INDIVIDUALS TRAIN WITH ATHLETES -     It was a winning combination from the start. St. John’s University Women’s Track & Field Team  partnered  with  QCP  and  Achilles International  Queens  Chapter  to  lend  their athletic  prowess  for  a  new  purpose.  The team  trained  25  individuals  from  QCP’s Bellerose  and  Jamaica  Day  Hab  programs over  six  weeks.  As  Day  Hab  individuals ...
  • golf2 QCP GOLF OUTING A HOLE-IN-ONE -   On  September  7,  2017,  QCP  held  its  21st  Annual  Golf Outing,  generously  sponsored  by  The  Home  Depot  and its vendors for the 21st consecutive year.    This  year’s  event  was  QCP’s  highest  grossing  to  date,  raising more  than  $1  million  to  enhance  the  nonprofit’s  programs and  services  for  individuals  with  developmental  disabilities. Approximately 130 ...
  • family 1 FAMILY ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES TEN INDIVIDUALS WITH CHAMPION AWARDS - Accolades were well deserved on May 11 during the Second Annual QCP Champions Awards presented by Margaret MacPherson, President of the Family Association. Ten individuals were honored for noteworthy accomplishments in their programs, home and residential settings, and in the community. Congratulations to our 2017 Champions!
  • fine food 2 EVENING OF FINE FOOD” WITH CELEBRITY TASTE MAKERS ATTRACTED HUGE TURNOUT - More than 350 supporters attended an “Evening of Fine Food” on February 28. Celebrity Taste Makers served as co-host for the benefit at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park that raised over $50,000. Lisa Mateo, anchor of PIX-11 News and Host of Celebrity Taste Makers, was a special guest at the festivities. The ...
  • prevoc2 CELEBRATING COMMUNITY PRE-VOC - Thanks and gratitude were in abundance on June 2 as QCP held a Community Pre-Voc Recognition Luncheon. More than 100 people attended in honor of the volunteer work sites that give individuals an opportunity to gain valuable work experiences. Community Pre-Voc provides organizations with reliable applicants who volunteer at their sites and develop employment readiness ...
  • bbq1 BELLEROSE DAY HAB ENJOYS BBQ WITH JAMAICA ROTARY CLUB -  The Jamaica Rotary Club held a scrumptious barbecue for Bellerose Day Habilitation and Residential  Program  participants  on  June 7.  The  culinary  pleasures  were  cooked  by New York City Police officers from Queens South. Adding poignancy to the day, trees were  planted  on  the  Bellerose  campus  to honor Jamaica Rotary Club members who have passed away.
  • helen REMEMBERING Helen M. Marshall -     (1929  -  2017)  QCP mourns the loss of Helen M. Marshall, who passed away on March 4, 2017, at age 87. Marshall, an avid supporter and  friend  of  QCP,  served three  terms  as  borough  president  starting in  2001.  Marshall  will  be  remembered  as a champion of many great causes and for her heartfelt ...
  • befair1 A NEW CHALLENGE FOLLOWS #BFAIR2DIRECTCARE - QCP recently won an important battle for higher wages on behalf of Direct Care Workers as it played an active role in the #bFair2DirectCare campaign. Thanks to everyone who supported the effort to convince legislators and government to add money to the budget for direct care workers.    Now looming is the possibility of Medicaid ...
  • nanacy CONGRATULATIONS TO NANCY GLASS -   Director of Children’s Services, Nancy  Glass,  is  a  proud recipient  of  Star  Network’s 2017  Queens  Power  Women in  Business  Award.  Nancy was recognized at a ceremony held  at  Terrace  on  the  Park in  Corona,  New  York  on  Thursday,  May  18,  2017.  The distinguished  award  recognizes  women  business  leaders for their outstanding professional achievements and ...
  • gala QCP’S 67TH ANNUAL GALA WAS MEMORABLE FOR MANY REASONS. -   Not only did the event at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park raise approximately $73,000, but it honored three local business leaders for their loyalty to the QCP mission and was an opportunity to thank Charles Houston for his 36 years of service to the nonprofit.   With  Narmeen  Choudhury,  reporter,  ...
  • EMPLOY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT QCP: BE PART OF SOMETHING MEANINGFUL - Employees  of  QCP  immerse  themselves  in  meaningful  work  every  day, promoting the independence and community integration of individuals with developmental disabilities.   Our  employment  opportunities  include  Direct  Support  Assistants,  Client Coordinators,  Residential  Supervisor,  Direct  Support  Specialist,  Medicaid Service  Supervisor,  Q.A.   Assistant,  LPN,  RN,  and  Maintenance  &  Adaptive Equipment Carpenter.   Employees receive an excellent ...
  • TERRY ROSS_ Invites w prices.indd QCP APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - As of  July  1,  2017  QCP  has  officially  named  Terri  Ross  as  Executive Director!   With  over  40+  years of experience,  QCP  welcomed  Ross  in  1989  as  a Quality Assurance Coordinator. In 1997, she was promoted to Director of Adult Services. We are honored to have her leading our agency.       “As Executive ...
  • _1ab 2016 Years of Service Awards - QCP recognized 85 staff members on November 21, 2016 at the Years of Service Awards Ceremony.  The theme was the Rio Olympics with an added Madi Gras twist.  The Auditorium was beautifully decorated by staff and individuals with healthy snacks and light refreshments for all.  Of the 85 staff members recognized, over 25 have been ...
  • 2016-cp-state-conference-collage Cerebral Palsy State Conference -     Staff and individuals from QCP were recently acknowledged at the Cerebral Palsy of New York State Annual Conference in Albany, New York.   Congratulations to Jacqueline Rodriguez, recipient of The Al Felmet Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have overcome the challenges of cerebral palsy and whose achievements are an inspiration to others. ...
  • qcp_4523 Achilles Queens and SJU Women’s Track and Field Team Host QCP Individuals for Weekly Workouts -   Achilles International, an organization whose mission it is to empower individuals with any type of disability by training them for mainstream sporting events, has teamed with the St. John’s Women’s Track and Field Team to host people served QCP Day Services programs for weekly track workouts.   Sixteen individuals take part in the workouts, ...
  • new-horizons-group Update: New Horizons Young Professional Group - The New Horizons Young Professionals Group, a dynamic group of professionals who are committed to volunteering their time, talents, energy and resources to further QCP’s mission, has held three meetings, engaging 15 individuals in the community who will assume various roles and positions in the group.   Members of the group serve as QCP ambassadors ...
  • 1zh Jamaica Rotary Club Brings Good Cheer to Adults and Children at QCP All Year Long - The Jamaica Rotary Club is planning to drop off hundreds of toys and other goods to QCP during two events in December. On Dec. 7, Rotary Club members – including NYPD police officers from Queens South’s 102nd, 103rd and 113th precincts – will distribute socks and lunch boxes to over 160 adults at QCP’s Bellerose ...